Matt McFarland

Editor, Innovations blogWashington, D.C.

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Some surfaces may appear to be brick, but they’re actually decorated asphalt.

  • Jul 16, 2014

An Indian man will drive his solar-powered rickshaw to London in the name of sustainability.

  • Jul 15, 2014

An analyst argues that software will soon radically change health care, education and transportation.

  • Jul 14, 2014

The museum is using sensors to track visitors and learn what parts of an exhibit they like most.

  • Jul 11, 2014

The increasing angst between drivers and cyclists attempting to share roads isn’t helping anyone.

  • Jul 9, 2014

You would’ve received a lot less spam had you received electronic mail in the early ‘80s.

  • Jul 9, 2014

The second man to walk on the moon doesn’t want the first man on Mars to be a tourist.

  • Jul 9, 2014

Josh Linkner argues that Detroit will return to greatness and says we must constantly reinvent ourselves.

  • Jul 8, 2014

Larry Page and Sergey Brin discuss self-driving cars, the future of computing and more.

  • Jul 7, 2014

Bic wants handwriting submissions from around the world. It’ll combine them into a single typeface.

  • Jul 3, 2014

At a garage in Germany, a self-driving forklift will bring your car to an open spot.

  • Jul 1, 2014

With a powerful camera, a great view and an eye for beauty, Reid Wiseman has shared amazing images.

  • Jul 1, 2014

A study in which the news feeds of users were manipulated draws mixed reviews.

  • Jun 30, 2014

A start-up is developing a self-driving system designed for handling highway driving.

  • Jun 30, 2014

GoPro and World Cup soccer grabbed the spotlight.

  • Jun 26, 2014

We regret publishing an inaccurate story Thursday.

  • Jun 26, 2014

Bud Light’s Lime-a-Rita has found a place in the world thanks to its convenience and unique brand.

  • Jun 26, 2014

A consultant explains why he thinks it makes perfect sense for the companies to team up.

  • Jun 25, 2014

Neeti Kailas is developing a device to make it easier to test newborns for hearing loss.

  • Jun 24, 2014

Yo’s success is a reminder of the power of digital single-servings.

  • Jun 23, 2014
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About Matt

Matt McFarland is the editor of Innovations, where he writes about the people, ideas and companies that are changing the world.